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ABP News to launch new poetic show ‘Mahakavi’

The 10-part series presented by Hindi poet Kumar Vishwas will be telecast from November 5 every Saturday and Sunday at 10 pm

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | November 3, 2016


Hindi news channel ABP News will launch a new show, ‘Mahakavi’, to pay tributes to legendry Indian poets who have made a prominent place for Hindi poetry in the world of literature. The 10-part series presented by Hindi poet Kumar Vishwas will familiarise old and new generation with some of the most interesting aspects of our favourite poets.

Hindi poetry has a rich heritage and legacy known across the globe. Their contributions range across genres such as shringar (love), karun (pathos), veer (heroic), hasya (comic) among others.

Each episode will encapsulate the life and works of great Indian poets such as Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Dushyant Kumar, Suryakant Tripathi Nirala, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Sudama Pandey Dhumil and many more. Vishwas will not only anchor the series but recite and sing selected popular poems of the chosen Hindi poets. This weekly series will be telecast from November 5, every Saturday and Sunday at 10 pm.

Vishwas said, “Most people forget Hindi poetry right after their basic education. Dinkar, Nirala, Premchand become mere names to them. In my performances across the world, I also recite poetries of famous Indian poets apart from my own. I see great enthusiasm among people to hear the great collection of such incredible poets. The series ‘Mahakavi’ by ABP News will show the known and unknown part of the lives of famous Hindi poets which will not only sate the need of Hindi poetry for millions but also be a tribute to Hindi language. I am sure the series will be loved by all.”

Ashok Venkatramani Ashok Venkatramani

“At ANN, we are committed to keep consumer ahead all the time by bringing innovative programming ideas. Mahakavi is another milestone in this direction backed by extensive content research and high-end production quality. Mahakavi is an effort to bring richness of literary heritage on Indian Television for the first time ever. The untold stories of renowned Hindi poets will certainly excite viewers and partners,” said Ashok Venkatramani, CEO, ABP News Network.

Milind Khandekar Milind Khandekar

Milind Khandekar, Managing Editor, ABP News, said, “At ABP News, we believe in continuous innovation. This has previously been proved by shows like ‘Pradhanmantri’ and ‘Ramrajya’. Our ongoing show Bharatvarsh is another benchmark in innovation. Keeping our belief intact, we are launching ‘Mahakavi’ which embarks on a journey into the lives of eminent Hindi poets who achieved prominence through their phenomenal work in Hindi literature across the globe.”

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